How would President Obama and Mitt Romney each prefer to handle the tax treatment of health insurance premiums? Are their views different or the same? If you can’t answer those questions, check out my latest post on the JAMA blog in which I explain and then grade the candidates’ plans.
Austin Frakt, PhD, is co-Editor-in-Chief of The Incidental Economist and tweets at @afrakt. His day job is Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the Boston VA Healthcare System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is also a Professor with the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the Boston University’s School of Public Health, a Principal Research Scientist with the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Services Research.